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May 18, 2013Analisa Johnson, SAM Communications Director
Hello Everyone! On May 11th SAM participated in the Second
Saturday Art Walk. A live band performed in front of the church -
which was much enjoyed by all – as well as art activities and
sign up and registration information for our summer session. Our
hope was to get our name out into the community and teach others
about the great mission that is SAM, and I believe that we did
just that! Thank you to all who came out to volunteer and show
their support to SAM. On behalf of the SAM Leadership Team I
would like to let you all know that your help was very much
Seen any symbols of fire around your sanctuary? Do you know
what’s the second most important day of the Christian year? Chuck
messes with candles again and explains Pentecost on this his
Interested in helping with Summer Sunday School? Volunteers
are needed for a few weeks over the summer.We are looking for
those who are not regular Sunday School Teachers so that our
regular teachers and helpers can enjoy a little time away from
Sunday School this summer. We teach in teams, so we are always
supported by others around us! We need YOU!
Please prayerfully consider helping out in Sunday School this
Summer. For more information, please contact Karla at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-446-5025 x106.
Sunday School Teachers and Youth Helpers Recognition: On
Sunday, June 2nd during Worship Service, we will recognize those
who have volunteered in sharing their time and talents with our
children and youth over the past year. Join us in honoring those
who have taught Sunday School, helped with Youth Group and their
Bring your dirty cars to worship in the coming months! The Youth
are washing cars to raise funds for their mission trip to Sierra
We have 25 youth and adult counselors going to SSP this summer!
Sr. High leaves on June 29th for the Smith River Rancheria,
Smith River, CA. Then, Jr. High goes to Susanville, CA to the
Susanville Rancheria on July 7th. Watch for upcoming
opportunities to support these groups in their mission of service
– helping with repairs and growing spiritually during SSP.
Youth will hold a FREE e-waste collection on Saturday, June 8
from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Be good to the earth, gather up all your
e-waste and bring it in! That’s basically anything with a cord.
This also helps youth collect money for missions, service
projects, camps, etc.
Do you have a favorite popular song? Maybe one that has
stuck with you over the years or one you just heard? Pastor
Don will be reflecting on popular songs and spirituality this
summer during worship. He will pick from a selection of
songs that you have chosen for this series. Just drop a
note with your favorite song in the offering plate on Sunday or
call the church office, 446-5025. You can also submit your
song through our website, at firstumcsac.org/signup
Every Wednesday on our Facebook page we post a photo from our
archives. This week, we’re doing a blog post connected to the
photo – because the story is too good!
As many know, FUMC was the first Methodist Church (if
not one of the first) in California.
Pictured here is Anne Taylor and her sons in 1865.
Anne was married to William Taylor, who went on to be a
Bishop. The two were instrumental in bringing Methodism to
This Saturday, May 11th, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, we will be
participating in the Second Saturday Art Walk. We are
hoping to reach out to the community in order to let more people
know about SAM. Our goal is get more participants,
volunteers, and/or artists involved with Staging a Miracle.
This is the second of a three-part series about communion. Always
good to know the basics about the first of two sacraments, right?
Chuck explains what the bread and cup mean for Christians with on
this his TWENTY-SEVENTH show!
Summer Camp registration is now open! This year we will go to
CAMP LODESTAR (near Wilseyville, CA) July 14-20. Camp is a
wonderful experience where campers are able to deepen their faith
by connecting with the wonder and beauty of God’s creation
including outdoor worship, campfires, music, arts/crafts, games,
archery, ropes courses, swimming and much more!
Campers will be filled with spirit, memories, and friendships
that will last a lifetime! We have three campers signed up
already from FUMC.
As Sierra Service Project is fast approaching for the youth, they
are well into their fundraising. Thank you for all your support
of our youth programs. Next car wash is Sunday, May 19 – bring
your dirty cars! Also, stock sales will be available soon.
If you’re Episcopalian, you likely know all about this book.
However, if you’re United Methodist, you may have never even
heard of it. Find what it is with a chuckle and a smile as Chuck
explains on this his TWENTY-SIXTH show!
UMW will serve you right with sweet treats to nibble while you
shop for Fair Trade items from the SERRV catalog.
SERRV is non-profit provides a market for craftspeople and
farmers worldwide, and is now an UMCOR partner. You will have an
opportunity to order beautiful handmade items online, with
proceeds benefitting UMW and UMCOR. A limited number of items
will be available for purchase on the day of the event.